An Air France plane with 228 people on board was presumed to have crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on Monday after hitting heavy turbulence during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. The airline offered its condolences to the families of the passengers, making clear it did not expect to find survivors.
Virgin Galactic tests the hybrid rocket motor that will help the company's second generation craft launch space tourists and cargo into suborbital space. (Photo from inside SpaceShipOne hanger immediately after first launch to Space)
At nine bucks, a flight to Toledo now costs less than a drive across the Verrazano Bridge. The no-frills startup airline JetAmerica -- which currently owns only one airplane -- started offering the absurdly discounted one-way tickets on flights
If your passport or driver's license includes a full middle name that you don't normally use, you will have to include that name on your ticket the next time you fly within the United States and by December if you fly overseas.
A Singapore cancer patient was held for four hours by immigration officials in the United States when they could not detect his fingerprints -- which had apparently disappeared because of a drug he was taking.
The TSA is in the process of substituing “Virtual Strip Search” machines as a replacement for metal detectors for primary screening of all travelers. You’ll be able (at least at first) to opt out of the virtual strip search “Whole Body Imaging”, but
The end result is that, as intended, it’s impossible to hold any specific agency or department responsible for the administrative decision to impose sanctions against a particular individual. And that, in turn, makes it impossible to obtain due proce
Follow-up reports have provided more details but also raised more questions about the incident last month in which the US government refused to allow an Air France flight en route from Paris to Mexico City to follow its normal route through US airspa
Once again trying to legislate by press release & blog posting, the TSA has asserted it has general authority to detain would-be airline passengers, seize their possessions, & compel them to answer questions — for reasons unrelated to aviation or sec
The public will get its first uncensored look this morning at the government's records of where and when airplanes have struck birds over the last 19 years. Finally, travelers will be able to learn which airports have the worst problems with bird
The FAA quietly posted a proposal that would bar the release of its records on bird collisions. The agency immediately came under fire because the recommendation runs counter President's Obama vows of government transparency.
"the TSA describes the process for making permission-to-travel decisions & assigning risk scores (“cleared”, “inhibited”, or “not cleared”, corresponding to the scores of “green”, “yellow”, and “red” in the previous CAPPS-II version of the propo
If "beefy" or "curvy" describes you, here is a word of warning: United Airlines will begin aggressively enforcing a new policy that allows it to charge heavier passengers twice to fly.
FBI spokesman Richard Kolko told CNN that Leon was a native of Turkey who changed his name from Yavuz Berke and became a Canadian citizen last year.
Border Patrol agents can do it. So can federal protective officers and U.S. Capitol Police. But Transportation Security Administration officers, who screen passengers at airports across the country, are not allowed to engage in collective bargaining.
I purchased my ticket from the worst airline company in the world – Italy’s national carrier Alitalia – and that a two-hour layover in Rome would turn into an ordeal that lasted longer than a week. [insane story]
A billy club at the airport leads to serious charges for R&B singer Wayna. The singer uses the baton as a prop during the performance of her song "Billy Club" that discusses police brutality.
A loophole in airport security could allow a phony lawman to bring guns aboard a plane with little more than a fake letter and a badge bought off the Internet. Jackson Mayor Frank Melton was allowed to take his personal guns aboard flights to and fro
The (UK) Environment Agency is to be given powers to seize planes from airlines which break the rules of a new scheme to limit flights' carbon emissions. The transport secretary and the climate change secretary's plan goes far wider than its
A mandatory, automated program began about 6 years ago. Here's the lowdown on the records.
For the first time, some airline passengers will skip metal detectors and instead be screened by body scanning machines that look through clothing for hidden weapons, the Transportation Security Administration said.
woman going insane after missing her flight
A federal aviation official says the plane that crashed into a house near Buffalo, killing 50 people, was on autopilot when it went down, a possible violation of airline policy in icy weather.
Virgin Atlantic's anniversary TV ad campaign, featuring crowds lusting after female cabin crew, has prompted complaints to the advertising watchdog that it is sexist and insulting to women.
Even though the Aeroscraft dwarfs the largest commercial airliners, it requires less net space on the ground than any plane because it doesn't need a runway.
Wow! Those ferry boat captains are amazing!
NEW YORK (AP) - A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines, but officials said rescuers pulled all 155 people on boar
In 2004, the FAA implemented the most far-reaching change to aviation rules in 50 years by creating an entirely new category. (VIDEO)